NID Design Exam

About National Institute of Design

National Institute of Design (NID) offers professional education programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level with five faculty streams and 18 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programs and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 50 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

Admission is on the basis of NID’s method of selection, which extends beyond the students previous academic qualifications. The NID Admission Committee systematically seeks evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential for a challenging and satisfying design career.

The objective of the tests and the interviews is to ascertain the above qualities. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) shall be conducted at various centres. Based on the scores obtained in these tests, candidates will be shortlisted and called for the second phase. The second phase of the admission procedure will consist of studio tests followed by personal interviews at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

The professional education at NID has both UG and PG Programs –

  • Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/IB/ISC.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Design (PGDPD) of 2½ years duration for graduates from various domains specific to each discipline.

Having entered the 6th decade of design excellence, NID has been active as an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; in education, applied research, service and advanced training in five faculty streams, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design and Interdisciplinary Design Studies.

NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging transdisciplinary design projects. NID is a unique institution with many problem-solving capabilities, depths of intellect and a time-tested creative educational culture in promoting design competencies and setting standards of design education. The rigorous development of the designer’s skills and knowledge through a process of ‘hands on-minds on’ is what makes the difference.

How to Apply for National Institute of Design

National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

How to Apply for NID Exam 2014:

For General Category: The application form may be downloaded from the website admissions.nid.edu. The completed application forms may be posted to NID/handed over physically with supporting documents and demand draft of Rs. 1,500/- drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad.

For Reserved Category: The application form may be downloaded from the website admissions.nid.edu. The completed application forms may be posted to NID/handed over physically with supporting documents and demand draft of Rs. 750/- drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad. The applicant should also send in an attested copy of the relevant reserved category certificate from competent authority.

Note:

  • Those applying for two PGDPD disciplines must send two separate application forms along with two separate sets of documents and two separate demand drafts. Any application form not accompanied with set of relevant documents will be rejected.
  • The application form fee (Rs. 1,500/750) for rejected applications will not be refunded. No official communication will be made regarding rejected application forms.

Attested copies of caste/category certificates required from reserved category candidates:

  • Reserved category candidates must attach relevant certificates of caste/category as per the Government of India rules/format; otherwise the application form will be rejected.
  • OBC (Other Backward Class) candidates are required to submit non-creamy layer certificate from Collectorate. The OBC (Non Creamy Layer) certificate should be submitted in the format given on the website. Other formats will not be accepted. The certificate should be valid for the financial year 2013-14.
  • PH (Physically Handicapped) candidates are required to submit certificate from the Chief Medical Officer (minimum 40% disability).

Note: Incomplete or incorrectly filled application forms or forms not satisfying eligibility criteria or forms without required fees will be rejected.

List of documents to be enclosed with GDPD application form:

  • GDPD hall ticket (both copies) duly filled in with recent photographs.
  • Attested copies of SSC and HSC marksheets (those who are studying presently in HSC, must submit bonafide certificate from the school/college).
  • Attested copy of relevant certificate indicating Date of Birth (Upper age limit as on 1st June, 2014 is 20 years for general category – Relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories).
  • For General Category: The candidates born before 1st June, 1994 are not eligible.
  • For Reserved Categories: The candidates born before 1st June, 1991 are not eligible.
  • Attested copy of relevant caste/category certificate issued by competent authority for SC/ST/PH/OBC non-creamy layer candidates wherever applicable.

List of documents to be enclosed with PGDPD application form:

  • PGDPD hall ticket (both copies) duly filled in with recent photographs
  • Attested copies of marksheets of SSC, HSC, completed years of graduation and degree certificate/provisional certificate/passing certificate (those who are studying presently in final year of graduation must submit bonafide certificate from the college).
  • Attested copy of relevant certificate indicating Date of Birth (Upper age limit as on 1st June, 2014 is 30 years for general category relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories).
  • For General Category: The candidates born before 1st June, 1984 are not eligible.
  • For Reserved Categories: The candidates born before 1st June, 1981 are not eligible.
  • Attested copy of relevant caste/category certificate issued by competent authority for SC/ST/PH/OBC non-creamy layer candidates wherever applicable.

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